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Released: 17-Sep-2020 2:00 AM EDT
Personal choice regarding health risks will dictate demand for air travel at the holidays
Wichita State University

With holiday travel season on the horizon, a just-released annual forecast from Dean Headley, co-author of the Airline Quality Rating, offers new insights into making travel plans in these extraordinary times.

Released: 20-Feb-2020 2:30 PM EST
Political science professor seeks to slay gerrymandering through art and research
Wichita State University

Brian Amos, assistant professor of political science at Wichita State University, has dedicated numerous papers and conferences to gerrymandering research.

Released: 10-Jan-2020 4:15 PM EST
Economist predicts impact from Spirit's 2,800 layoffs
Wichita State University

Spirit AeroSystems has announced plans to lay off 2,800 workers due to uncertainty of production of the Boeing 737 Max. All 2,800 employees work in Wichita, Kansas. Jeremy Hill, director of the Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University, discusses the economic impact of the layoff.

Released: 9-Sep-2019 12:20 PM EDT
Airline Quality Rating Holiday Travel Forecast: Demand is always higher at the holidays,so find a good price and book early
Wichita State University

Wichita State's Dean Headley, co-author of the Airline Quality Rating, says travelers should book their holiday air travel early this year.

Released: 12-Mar-2019 1:10 PM EDT
Child victims of sex trafficking receive mixed messages: If we aren’t ‘aggressors’ then why are we arrested?
Wichita State University

The following joint op-ed was written by Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm, Center for Combating Human Trafficking at Wichita State University, and Linda Smith of Shared Hope International.

Released: 11-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Supreme Court Justices Should Have Term Limits
Wichita State University

Life tenure for Supreme Court Justices, combined with increasing partisan polarization, is a toxic combination that is poisoning our democracy, according to Neal Allen, associate professor of political science at Wichita State University.

Released: 21-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EST
Wichita State University Professor Co-Authors Third Book in Personal Development Series
Wichita State University

Ray Hull, professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wichita State University, understands that the ability to learn is imperative for every person seeking a goal. This is why he included "The Art of Learning and Self-Development" in the personal development series that he co-authors with New York Times best-selling author Jim Stovall.

Released: 31-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Back to the Future -- One Airport Will Let You Get Past Security Without a Plane Ticket
Wichita State University

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 5, Pittsburgh International Airport will become the first U.S. airport to allow non-fliers regular access into it gate-side terminal areas since security measures changed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. Dean Headley, co-author of the national Airline Quality Rating at Wichita State University, says he's glad someone is testing the concept, but isn't convinced how practical it will be for other airports.

Released: 7-Aug-2017 5:00 AM EDT
Wichita State University Expert Advises Watching Solar Eclipse with Care
Wichita State University

A solar eclipse doesn't occur every day, so it's good to be reminded how to watch one safely. Wichita State University's Greg Novacek offers tips on how to watch a solar eclipse safely.

Released: 28-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT
GoCreate, A Unique Workspace at WSU Where You Can Make Stuff
Wichita State University

You’ve got a million dollar idea but you don’t have a million dollars to make it. Bring your idea here: In this video, Ty Masterson, the director of GoCreate, discusses the scope of this innovative work space.

Released: 18-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Students and Faculty Work Together to Create Smart Skin Biomedical Sensor
Wichita State University

Researchers at Wichita State University have been awarded with a $1.125 million NASA grant to continue development of a smart skin biomedical sensor.

Released: 6-Sep-2016 9:05 AM EDT
Airline Quality Rating Holiday Travel Forecast: Prices Are Lower, Demand Is Higher, So Book Early
Wichita State University

Airline prices are lower (6 percent for the industry) than last year, but demand is strong and seats will fill quickly. Book your holiday air travel early this year to get the seat and times you want. That's the advice from Dean Headley, Airline Quality Rating (AQR) co-author and associate professor of marketing at Wichita State University.

Released: 31-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Wichita State Nursing Faculty Member Helping Perfect One-of-a-Kind Mobile Stroke Unit
Wichita State University

WSU nursing faculty member Dr. Wendy Dusenbury has embarked on a new specialty practice. Because of her expertise in the area of stroke management, Dusenbury was invited to join an inaugural group of practitioners at the University of Tennessee to help test a one-of-a-kind mobile stroke unit. The specialized vehicle is the world's largest mobile stroke unit and contains the most advanced computerized tomography (CT) imaging capabilities ever in a mobile setting.

Released: 28-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT
WSU Professor Ray Hull Co-Authors New Book 'the Art of Communication'
Wichita State University

Wichita State Communication Sciences and Disorders Professor Ray Hull has co-authored a new book, "The Art of Communication," with New York Times best-selling author Jim Stovall.

15-Sep-2015 8:25 AM EDT
VIDEO AVAILABLE: Airline Quality Rating Holiday Travel Forecast: Book Early; Demand Will Be Strong for Seats
Wichita State University

Book your holiday air travel early this year. That’s the advice from Dean Headley, Airline Quality Rating co-author and associate professor of marketing at Wichita State University.

Released: 7-Jul-2015 11:00 AM EDT
Longtime Wichita State University Professors Discuss Politics, Change
Wichita State University

Wichita State University's Kenneth Ciboski has taught political science at WSU for 47 years. Melvin Kahn has taught political science for 45 years. Ciboski is an avowed Republican and Kahn is a staunch Democrat. But the two men prefer to handle their political differences old-school -- with mutual respect and intellectual integrity.

Released: 23-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT
WSU Researcher Wants to Make Google Glass Safer for Drivers
Wichita State University

With his Google Glass in place over his right eye, Jibo He, an assistant professor at Wichita State University, weaves in and out of traffic. He sneaks a peek at the Glass screen before slamming full-speed into the back of a truck. Thankfully, He is only using a driving simulator and is able to laugh off his mistake. However, He hopes he can keep it from happening to people in real life.

Released: 14-Jan-2014 12:30 PM EST
Access to Technology Improves Older Adults' Health
Wichita State University

Louis Medvene, Wichita State University professor of psychology and director of the Social Relationships Research Workgroup, is exploring the potential benefits of computer access to senior citizens' health.

Released: 22-Aug-2013 7:00 AM EDT
Few Good Options for Cities Going Bankrupt
Wichita State University

In July, the city of Detroit became the largest city in the United States to file for bankruptcy. Eight cities and towns have filed for bankruptcy since 2010, and an additional 28 utilities, water districts, hospital authorities and other municipal units have also gone bankrupt in the wake of the financial crisis. Ken Kriz, Regents distinguished professor and director of the Kansas Public Finance Center in the Hugo Wall School of Urban and Public Affairs at Wichita State University, explains why bankruptcy is such a difficult option.

Released: 6-Aug-2013 8:00 AM EDT
Kangaroo Care and the Effect on Newborns
Wichita State University

Barb Morrison is talking to anyone she can about something dear to her heart: kangaroo care. Morrison is a certified nurse midwife and associate professor in Wichita State University's Janice M. Riordan Distinguished Professorship in Maternal and Child Health in the WSU School of Nursing. Named for the similarity to how marsupials carry their young, kangaroo care is a technique practiced on newborns wherein the infant is held skin-to-skin by an adult.

Released: 12-Feb-2013 10:40 AM EST
‘Dr. Love’ Presents Pros and Cons on Online Dating
Wichita State University

If you ask a young couple, “Where did you meet?,” don’t be surprised if they say, “We met online.” According to online dating statistics, 40 million people in the United States have tried online dating. Who better to discuss the pros and cons of online dating than someone who was once called “Dr. Love” by a Nevada radio station? Today’s Wichita State University podcast features comments by “Dr. Love,” aka Wichita State University’s Deborah Ballard-Reisch, who has researched the subject of communication and relationships for about 20 years.

Released: 8-Feb-2013 9:55 AM EST
Wichita State Researcher, Author Studies Flu Year Round
Wichita State University

The flu is a year-round focus for associate professor Geroge Dehner, who teaches world and environmental history at Wichita State University. Dehner's research has resulted in the writing of two books "Influenza: A Century of Science and Public Health Response" and "Global Flu and You: A History of Influenza."

Released: 6-Feb-2013 8:00 AM EST
Wichita State Professor Studies Causes, Prevention of Parkinson's
Wichita State University

Wichita State University biochemistry professor Kandatege Wimalasena believes his studies will identify molecular causes and eventually lead to the development of effective preventive and therapeutic strategies for Parkinson's.

Released: 1-Oct-2012 9:00 AM EDT
Debates Are Opportunity to Sway Undecided Voters
Wichita State University

Get ready for an all-out brawl in several battleground states as President Obama and Mitt Romney try to woo voters during the presidential debates. Jeff Jarman, director of debate at Wichita State University, says the debate format will be significantly different and help voters see the differences better.

Released: 19-Oct-2011 8:00 AM EDT
Halloween: Fun Or Fright for Young Children?
Wichita State University

Halloween is fun for a lot of people, but for some young children it can be terrifying. Wichita State school psychologist trainer Susan Unruh offers some tips for making Halloween a fun experience.

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